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Carnival Splendor Cruise Review by Christopher Giles: Great ship with excellent staff

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Christopher Giles
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Great ship with excellent staff

Sail Date: May 2012
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles

Sailed on the 13Th May 2012 and the embarkation process was under way even by 12.00. This was our first cruise and selected a spa deck room Deck 11 which was well worth it as it was only a short walk from our room.

Our room itself was well appointed and very clean with a balcony to use. The entertainment staff were very good and the shows in the evening were excellent and very professional. You need to be fond of food on a cruise we found out as there can be food found some where on board 24hrs a day!. The main food area were the buffets during the day and two main restaurants in the evening. My most criticism was that the food was never hot!! although very well cooked. The weather going was good and also very good in the resorts but on the way back it was cold and a little rough so they had to put the cover over the main deck area. This did spoil the trip a little as we could not get out on deck to sunbathe but that is out of their hands.

Drink prices were not cheap More and most of the treatments in the spa were quite expensive. If you want a treatment wait until the day you want it as they do have specials at a discounted rate!!

Our maid was fantastic and even after only 1 day she was calling us by our first names.
Overall a great experience but cruising is not for us as we found it a little restricted esspecially if you have no sun. Less

Published 06/05/12

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Cabin review: SS1112 Cloud 9 Spa Suite

Great room on deck 11 Spa use free if you have a room on this deck. The maid was excellent and very friendly and even after only 1 day she was using our first names. Balcony was small and really only was used coming into ports. Good TV service on board and you can make telephone calls home from your room at a reasonable rate. Very comfortable beds and we had a large double which we also had a turn-down service every night coupled with a different towel animal to admire!. The room also had a safe but at no time did we feel that their would be anything to worry about.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We were very impressed with this port. Great shopping and trips are available. The food at the marina was excellent and everywhere seemed very clean.

Very disappointed with this Port. We were looking forward to seeing Puerto Vallarta but we were back on board ship 4 hours before it sailed. Quite dirty compared to Cabo and not as nice walk around. It did not take us long as it is quite small.

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